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SCEDA ANNOUNCES NEW SPONSOR

Southern California Drag Racing Association (SCEDA) has announced that
Meziere Enterprises, Inc., will be the name sponsor for the SCEDA
Electronic class for 2007.  The class will be known as “Meziere
Enterprises’ Pro Electronics”.

THE OTHER ARMY DRAGSTER

The 2007 Season is quickly
approaching and just like other race teams the ARMY STRONG team of SFC O’Neal
is getting ready just like a major Army operation.

“We are a little ahead of
schedule right now, we took delivery of a newer Race Tech Race car chassis,  has an awesome ARMY STRONG design in place
from Mac Signs in Fayetteville, NC and we are awaiting delivery of a new 565
from Nesbitt Race engines in Graham, NC.”

American FORCES NETWORK TO AIR 2007 NHRA POWERADE DRAG RACING SERIES

NHRA has announced the continuation of its relationship with The
American Forces Network (AFN) to deliver the unique sights and sounds
of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing to the men and women stationed overseas.

"The American Forces Network (AFN) graciously thanks the NHRA for
providing our men and women in uniform stationed overseas with race
coverage for the 2007 season,” said Jeff White, executive director of
the AFN Broadcast Center. “The NHRA on AFN is a tremendous morale
booster for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines serving in harm’s
way. The most deserving audience in the world are our troops in remote
and hostile locations defending our way of life against terrorism, and
providing humanitarian support to those in need. We thank the NHRA for
helping us bring them home during these telecasts.”The U.S. Armed
Forces, along with DoD civilian employees and their families, will be
able to follow the NHRA’s POWERade Drag Racing Series all season long
on AFN and the U.S. Navy’s Direct-to-Sailor (DTS) television service to
ships at sea.In an agreement with the NHRA and ESPN, Inc., the AFN
Broadcast Center plans to provide tape delayed distribution of ESPN2’s
television coverage of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series on its AFN
| sports and AFN | prime channels, along with the U.S. Navy’s DTS
television service. For more information about AFN, log on to:
http://www.afrts.osd.mil/ or http://www.myafn.net/

B’LASTER CHEMICAL COMPANIES, INC. SPONSORS NHRA’s JEFF AGALSOFF

B’laster Chemical Companies, Inc. announces that it will
sponsor NHRA Sportsman Super Gas Division racer Jeff Agalsoff for the third year
in a row. B’laster’s continued support of Agalsoff has enabled him to tour the
nation and to race extensively. But it’s a mutually beneficial relationship,
because B’laster has benefited equally from Agalsoff’s endorsement.

PHOTOGS EARN HONORS

At the annual EMPA convention outside Philadelphia on Saturday, January 27, East Coast
drag racing photographers earned numerous awards during the EMPA/ Chad Sinon
Motorsports photography contest. Those earning honors were:

JEG'S FOUNDATION RECEIVES GIFTS

The Ohio Valley Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) recently
presented a check in the amount of $4,000 to
Troy, Mike, and Jeg Coughlin Jr.
with the proceeds earmarked for JEGS Foundation Racing for Cancer Research
program. The privately-funded entity of the JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research
benefits the James
Cancer
Hospital and Solove Research
Institute, the Columbus Children's Hospital, and the
University
Hospitals Health
System Ireland
Cancer
Center.

PMRA SIGNS LOWDOWN HOT RODS

Lowdown Hot Rods will be posting awards at each
Pro Modified Racing Association race for 2007.

 

“We are very
excited to be involved with the PMRA series,” said Tom VanDerGeld, owner of
Lowdown Hot Rods. “We will present a special low
qualifier award at each of the PMRA events this year and reward
the teams that outperform their competitors.”

 

Whether you're into hot rods,
racecars, street machines or trucks, Lowdown Hot Rods has you covered. They’re
hot rodders and racers ourselves, and can talk your language and convert your
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U.S. STREET NATS PHOTO GALLERY

Don’t fret if you missed last weekend’s U.S. Street Nationals in Bradenton,
Florida. Top notch photographers Bryan Epps of BME
Photography and Chris Simmons recorded all the photos in a special photo
gallery for Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com

CLICK HERE for the Photo
Gallery.

OH CHUTE!

While some things are
understandably different when it comes to tuning for the monostrut car of David
Powers, others remain painfully the same. The parachute still works better at
the finish line as Hot Rod Fuller found out in Monday’s testing at Phoenix. He has recorded a best
4.530, 326.40.

CORY MAC AND CAPPS TOP MONDAY TESTING

The fourth day of testing
during the NHRA National Time Trials at Firebird Raceway produced good results
for some and continued frustration for others.

Fram-sponsored superstar
Cory McClenathan was the quickest at the Monday Phoenix session with a 4.473, 331.45.
Tony Schumacher remained atop the Top Fuel pecking order with an early-lifting 4.442
at only 326.08.

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